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Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year

Former Egyptian president is accused of ordering killing of protesters during January's popular uprising

Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
An Egyptian man holds a pair of scales and a noose as he protests against former president Hosni Mubarak outside the Police Academy where his trial was being held on the outskirts of Cairo (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
Former President Hosni Mubarak, charged with the killing of protesters and abuse of power, was wheeled into court on a hospital trolley covering his eyes with his arm and surrounded by police on Wednesday as his trial resumed after a delay of almost two months while lawyers demanded a new judge (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
State TV showed 83-year-old Mubarak, covered by a green blanket and lying on a hospital gurney as he was brought from a helicopter and taken to an ambulance for the short ride to the courthouse (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
After the hearing Mubarak was again carried out on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance before being driven away (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
Wednesday's session lasted for only a few hours and then the judge adjourned the trial again until January 2nd (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
Mubarak's lawyers argued that killings of protesters continued even after he stepped down and asked for this to be considered evidence that he is not the one responsible for the killings (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
The judge received new requests from defence lawyers to expand the case to include other incidents of violence and deaths of protesters since Mubarak's ouster (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
Outside the court, anti-Mubarak protesters were chanting against the ousted leader holding posters of people who died during the uprising against him (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police officers face charges ranging from corruption to involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters in the uprising that unseated him (AFP/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-president Mubarak adjourned till next year
Egyptian protesters gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square on December 28 (AFP/Getty Images)